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Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

LONDON (AP) -- A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm....
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ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday....
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Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans - and the president himself - insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up....
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Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers....
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States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....
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FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema....
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Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders' repeal effort in Washington....
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APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday....
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Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago....
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Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
51%
No
49%
Total Votes: 135

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?

Yes
94%
No
6%
Total Votes: 42,586